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Bullying and gang activity cause concern at Fultondale Elementary (Fultondale, AL): Situations of extreme bullying and even gang-related activity are being reported at Fultondale Elementary School. Some parents and teachers don’t feel like administrators are doing enough to address the problem.
Source: WVTM 13 News    Date: March 23, 2016

Ministers meet to combat crime in Selma (Selma, AL): Six ministers concerned about a recent rash of violent incidents in Selma, including the fatal shooting of two in an apparent case of mistaken identity, met Friday to map plans to tackle the problem.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: March 13, 2016

Gang presence grows in Southeast bringing violent crimes (Bessemer, AL): The District Attorney in Bessemer says gangs are a problem everywhere, whether people want to admit it or not. Guns give them power and social media gives them the attention they're looking for.
Source: WBMA ABC 33/40 News    Date: February 5, 2016

Mobile PD monitors possible threat of teen gang violence during Mardi Gras (Mobile, AL): Mobile Police Department plan to increase police presence in the wake of a recent threat of teenage gang violence. In a release distributed Friday afternoon, MPD officials label the threat of youth violence as a "big concern."
Source:    Date: January 22, 2016

Member of Montgomery's 'All Profit Gang' arrested in 'Operation Triple Beam' (Montgomery, AL): One of the 114 people arrested in connection with the multi-agency 'Operation Triple Beam' crackdown was identified as a member of a Montgomery gang known as the 'All Profit Gang', according to the U.S. Marshals Service. The 'All Profit Gang', or "APG", may be local to Montgomery, but investigators say it's affiliated with the national 'Bloods' gang organization.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: October 29, 2015

U.S. Marshals arrest armed suspected gang member in Birmingham holdup (Birmingham, AL): A 20-year-old Birmingham man is behind bars after U.S. Marshals captured him Monday. The Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Cedric Alexander Jr. in the 300 block of First Street West.
Source:    Date: October 20, 2015

DA: Case of woman shot in the face was gang violence (Mobile, AL): "This is gang activity," Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood told FOX10 News Monday, October 19, about an attempted carjacking in Midtown back in June. "These juveniles were associated together in a gang, they identify themselves as being in that gang, together," said Blackwood. "They were together, out and about to commit crimes in the name of this gang."
Source: WNEM 5 News    Date: October 19, 2015

Birmingham receives $300,000 to target violent gangs and gun crime (Birmingham, AL): The U.S. Department of Justice granted the City of Birmingham almost $300,000 for a program to improve safety in Birmingham’s high-crime areas. A media release sent by The Department of Justice said, “The Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant of $294,867 over two years to Birmingham for its Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program.
Source: WIAT CBS42 News    Date: October 8, 2015

Innovative program geared at sparking change in Selma schools (Selma, AL): An innovative program that has seen positive results in other schools in the Southeast has made its way to Selma in an effort to reach out to young men and women in the community. Students heard real testimony from people who have turned their lives around, including a former gang member, and touched on a variety of issues facing youth today.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: September 2, 2015

Selma descended into gang violence, crime after Obama's Bloody Sunday anniversary visit (Selma, AL): The eyes of the nation were trained on Selma from the Christmas release of the film bearing the city's name until March 7, when President Barack Obama, civil rights leaders and celebrities descended on the city en masse to commemorate its place in civil rights history.
Source:    Date: September 1, 2015

More than a dozen arrested in Dallas Co. gang raids (Dallas County, AL): Residents there say they're seeing the results of police activity in and around Selma as an ongoing crackdown on gang violence continues. After a slew of arrests, the operation is getting the attention of the national law enforcement community. Dallas County hopes their efforts can be an example for other cities across the nation when it comes to combating gangs.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: August 19, 2015

Community unites to help combat gang violence in Selma area (Dallas County, AL): Community members in Dallas County are joining law enforcement in the fight for safer streets in a growing effort to put an end to escalating gang violence.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: August 14, 2015

Task force sting nets four arrests (Dallas County, AL): The first round of a crackdown on gangs in Selma and Dallas County resulted in four arrests. The arrests came Friday when a task force organized by Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson targeted Craig Field and Selmont, which are both suspected of gang activity.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal    Date: August 11, 2015

Task force cracks down on gangs (Dallas County, AL): Suspected gang members scattered as soon as members of a task force organized by Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson rolled into Craig Field on Friday. Agents chased several of them them down, apprehending at least three within a matter of minutes.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal    Date: August 7, 2015

Retaliation fueling escalating gang war outside of Selma (Dallas County, AL): Rival gangs are waging war on the streets in the Selma area. Officials are shedding light on the motive behind a number of violent incidents and killings as the community looks for an end to the brutality.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: August 1, 2015

Activist Wants City to do More About Gang Activity (Montgomery, AL): Is gang activity a problem in Montgomery? It was a hot topic at last night's mayoral forum with candidates offering suggestions and solutions on how to crack down on the problem. But one activist says none of them have the answer.
Source: WAKA 8 News    Date: July 15, 2015

Latino Gang Member “Lil Grumpy” Possibly in Mobile (Mobile, AL): Federal authorities are warning the public to be on the lookout for a latino gang member who is likely to be in the Mobile area. Patrick Mendez, also known by his gang name “Lil Grumpy,” is believed to be in or around Mobile after escaping a major federal raid in Atlanta, according to the ATF.
Source: WKRG News 5    Date: July 8, 2015

HPD teaches life lessons to HMS students (Dothan, AL): For years the Headland Police Department has reached out to help students make the right decision, when it comes to situations that involve peer pressure. “Students of all ages face peer pressure,” HPD Chief Mark Jones said. “That is why I believe it is so important to reach out to our children. Not only does the different educational programs we teach help the children say no, it also educates them on the proper way to handle a situation.”
Source: Dothan Eagle    Date: June 11, 2015

Florence police chief: We don't have a gang problem, we have a parenting problem (Florence, AL): Concerns of public safety are raised in Florence after a group of teens attacked a Shoals family while leaving Wilson Park just after the monthly First Friday event downtown. Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler is upset over of what happened in Wilson Park last Friday night.
Source: WAFF 48 News    Date: June 11, 2015

MPD working with U.S. Marshals to ID gang activity (Montgomery, AL): In the wake of recent violence in Montgomery, the Montgomery Police Department will be taking part in discussion with federal agencies to ferret out possible gang activity in the city.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: June 3, 2015

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